Atletico Madrid V Chelsea. Atletico on Tuesday face Chelsea in the champions league first-leg tie in Romania.
This will be Thomas Tuchel’s first appearance in the champions league as the Blues manager. The German will be hoping to move to the last eight and possibly win the champions league with Chelsea having failed to do it with PSG. His side will meet Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid who currently lead at the La Liga table. The Los Colchoneros are in incredible form this season having lost only two matches of the 23 they have played so far. Luis Suarez has also found his feet at Atletico since he joined them from Barcelona last summer. The Uruguayan forward is currently a joint top scorer with Messi with both tied at 16 goals but Suarez has played a game less. Thomas Tuchel should be wary of Suarez and the entire Atleti as he calculates his tactics. Diego Simone on the other hand will aim to stop the likes of Timo Werner from ruining his champions league ambitions.
But what TV channel is Atletico V Chelsea on, what time is kick-off, how do you live stream the match online and what are the team news. Here at Kenyastax.com, we have compiled all that information including Atleti v Chelsea prediction.
What is it?
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea Champions league Round of 16 first-leg tie.
When is it?
On Tuesday 23rd February 2021.
What venue is it?
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea will happen at Arena Nationala in Bucharest, Romania. The match is being played away from Spain because of the restrictions that the Spanish government imposed on travelers from England due to the new covid-19 variant.
What time is kick-off?
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea will kick-off at 8:00 pm GMT for viewers watching the match from the United Kingdom and at 9:00 pm in Spain.
In Kenya, Atletico Madrid v Chelsea kicks off at 11:00pm EAT.
Global Kick-off times for Atletico Madrid v Chelsea(Selected)
|Country||Match Kick-off time|
What TV channel is Atletico Madrid v Chelsea on?
Atleti v Chelsea clash will be broadcast live on TV via BT Sport 2 and BT Sport Ultimate for viewers in the UK.
In Spain, Atleti Chelsea will be live on Movistar+.
In Kenya, Atletico Madrid v Chelsea will be shown live on Tv via Supersport Football Plus channel number 222. Kenyans will not be able to watch this match for free on K24 TV, as the media house airs only Premier league matches only on Saturdays.
In the USA, the Atletico Madrid v Chelsea will be broadcast live on CBS All Access.
Global TV Listings for Atletico Madrid v Chelsea(Selected)
|India||Sony Ten 2 SD,HD|
|Nigeria||Supersport Football Plus|
|South Africa||Supersport Premier League|
|UAE||beIN Sports HD 1,Sports CONNECT|
|China||PPTV Sport China|
|New Zealand||beIN Sports CONNECT New Zealand|
|Germany||Sky Sport 1/HD|
|France||RMC Sport 1|
|Mexico||Fox Sports Cono Norte|
|Argentina||ESPN 2 Sur|
|Qatar||beIN Sports HD 1,Sports CONNECT|
How to live streamAtletico Madrid v Chelsea online
Existing BT Sport customers can live stream this clash online on the BT Sport website and the BT Sport app.
In the USA, Atletico v Chelsea live stream is available on CBS All Access.
In India, live stream of this champions league match is available on Sony LIV.
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea Team news
England full-back Kieran Trippier is out through suspension while defender Jose Gomez is out after suffering a muscle issue last weekend.
Yannick Carrasco is out due to a foot injury while Hector Herrera is sidelined through illness.
Thiago Silva is out as he is recovering from a knock but Christian Pulisic and Kai Havertz should feature in this one.
Callum Hudson-Odoi came off early in the match against Southampton despite coming on as a substitute but he has traveled with the team to Bucharest.
Atletico Madrid v Chelsea Prediction: 2-1
The match should be a tough one for both teams with Atletico having a solid defense while Chelsea is also likely to play defensive. In the attack, Chelsea will find it hard to score given the solid defense that Atletico has. Chelsea is slightly vulnerable at the back and will likely be opened up slightly.